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MAN UTD are back in the hunt to sign Ajax's Donny Van de Beek – and reports suggest the clubs have already agreed on a fee.

And another option in midfield could be Thiago Alcantara, who the Red Devils are reportedly looking at snatching from under Liverpool's noses for £27m.

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  • MARCSMAN

    Marcus Rashford “liked” a tweet claiming Donny van de Beek is set for a Manchester United medical.

    United have agreed personal terms with the 23-year-old, and started negotiations with Ajax over a transfer fee.

    According to Fabrizio Romano, the Premier League side have launched an opening bid of £31milllion.

    The news United are “confident” and closing in on the signing caught the eye of Rashford, who liked the tweet.

    Romano then said: “…and thanks for the likes to @MarcusRashford – it seems you’re waiting.”

  • GOOD MORNING RED DEVILS FANS

    Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million.

    United are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

    New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.

    Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.

    Meanwhile, Ole also wants to sign a right winger and a centre-back after landing Van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Daily Star claim the Red Devils are set to make some big moves in the transfer market this summer.

    It's no secret that they are desperate to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

    But the transfer looks increasingly unlikely as United failed to reach an agreement with the German side.

    Aston Villa ace Jack Grealish is another option for Solskjaer but could cost as much as £80m.

    Finally, United have joined Liverpool in the race to land wantaway Bayern Munich star Thiago, according to reports.

    And Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects to receive a bid for the £27million-rated midfielder in “the next few days”.

    Jurgen Klopp's Reds seem to be in pole position to sign Thiago.

    But respected Norwegian reporter Fredrik A. N. Filtvedt, who works for Dagbladet TV, claims United are now in the mix.

  • RED MIST

    The start of the season is nearly here.

    Let's take a look at how United fare…

  • EXCLUSIVE BY ANDY JEHRING

    Police who arrested Harry Maguire in Mykonos insist they treated him like “just another drunk Brit”.

    One of the officers said they always identify themselves and added: “There was no mention of Albanians and nothing about his sister.

    “That issue was never raised. We didn’t treat him differently to other drunk British guys.

    “Every time he opens his mouth, he lies. This was just a drunk guy getting in a fight. We deal with it a lot.

    “But it has turned into something else with everything he says.

    “Why would eight police surround him and not identify themselves? We’d lose our jobs.”

  • FROM SUNSPORT’S MARTIN BLACKBURN

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is close to landing Ajax midfielder Donny van de Beek for £40million.

    Man Utd are leading the way with no other club offering anywhere near the £40m mark.

    New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman knows him well from his time in charge of the national team — but is not currently planning a move with the financial strain on LaLiga clubs.

    Other clubs have shown interest in Van de Beek but United are now strong favourites to land him.

  • BROOK SIDELINED

    Man Utd target David Brooks is a major doubt for Wales' Nations League double-header this week after picking up another ankle injury.

    The Bournemouth star is a reported £40million target for the Red Devils.

    But yet another injury could damage his chances of signing for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.

  • ONE IN A MIL

    Man Utd target Sandro Tonali is reportedly in advanced talks with AC Milan in a huge blow to the Red Devils.

    United have been heavily linked with the midfielder who has been dubbed the “new Andrea Pirlo”.

    But Milan have submitted a loan to buy bid with an £8.9million loan fee and a £17.8m purchase option, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

    They are also said to have included a percentage of any future sell on fee and are now in “advanced talks” with the player.

  • BEEKY BLINDER

    Man Utd are hoping to sign Donny van de Beek and two others before the end of the transfer window

    The Star claims Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to bring the Ajax ace to Old Trafford this summer.

    And he also wants a new centre-back plus another winger, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho his top target.

  • SWAP SHOP

    Samuel Umtiti has reportedly been offered to Lyon in exchange for Memphis Depay.

    Tancredi Palmeri claims Ronald Koeman is keen on bringing his former Netherlands winger to the Nou Camp this summer.

    And it means Umtiti, who has been linked with Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal this summer, could be returning to his former stomping ground at Lyon.

  • ONE WAY TICKET

    Donny van de Beek has told his Ajax team-mates he is signing for Manchester United.

    Sport claims the Barcelona target will fly to England next week to complete a deal.

    He was left out of Ajax’s friendly against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

    And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally looks set to make his first signing of the summer.

  • BLUE VAN MAN

    Chlesea are closing in on the signing of Ajax starlet Amourricho van Axel Dongen.

    The Telegraph claims Chelsea lead Man Utd and City in the race for the 15-year-old winger.

    The Dutchman has represented his country three times at Under-16 level – scoring once.

    And he has already debuted for Ajax's Under-18 side – three years above his age group.

    Van Axel Dongen has been more of a regular in the Under-17 side, however, scoring seven goals in nine games from left wing.

    The wide player has also captained the development side.

  • COP BRAWL

    A brawl involving Harry Maguire and Greek police may have left one officer with a permanent back injury, according to a lawyer.

    Ioannis Paradissis told the Sunday Mirror: “The worst injury was of the policeman who was thrown on the pavement by Harry Maguire. It was a lower back injury.”

    When asked if the officer could be left permanently injured, he replied: “It is possible, yes, with this kind of injury. Of course it could cause him more problems in future.

    “Harry Maguire also pushed another policeman who was trying to handcuff him and he injured his right hand.”

  • ROM FOR MORE

    Everton are plotting a move for Man Utd goalie Sergio Romero.

    The Mirror claims Jordan Pickford could be axed for the Argentine, who will be third choice at Old Trafford next season following Dean Henderson's return from Sheffield United.

    Romero has also been linked with Chelsea.

  • MAT'S YOUR LOT

    Manchester United should challenge for the title after proving their potential post-lockdown, claimed Nemanja Matic.

    He told MUTV: “From next season, there is no excuse.

    “We have to go with everything. We have to fight for the title because I felt this year we dropped some points too easily.

    “We allowed Liverpool to win [the title], I don't know, ten games before the season finished.

    “They won the league, so we cannot allow that. We need to fight to the end.

    “We have to play with more confidence, with more responsibility.”

  • GREEN LIGHT

    Wayne Rooney believes United starlet Mason Greenwood is best suited to being Harry Kane's England deputy.

    He said: “As I've said before, I wasn't a natural scorer.

    “That knack is rare and Gareth needs a proper deputy for Kane, someone he can slot in if Harry is injured or suspended.

    “For me, Marcus Rashford is not such a natural scorer and nor is Tammy Abraham. But Greenwood can be that player.”

  • RED ALERT

    Manchester United have not yet made a bid for Donny van de Beek, according to ESPN.

    The Ajax midfielder is reportedly waiting to see if Barcelona come in for him.

    He would prefer a switch to the Catalan giants – and that has left United in limbo.

  • DUTCH COURAGE

    Chelsea are in pole position to sign Ajax starlet Amourricho van Axel Dongen, according to reports.

    The 15-year-old has previously been scouted by Manchester United and City.

    According to The Telegraph, the Blues are keen to sign the teenager this summer.

    Van Axel Dongen has earned rave reviews while playing for Ajax's Under-18 team this season.

  • ARE YOU REDDY?

    Manchester United want to sign a right winger and a centre-back after landing Donny van de Beek, according to reports.

    The Daily Star claim the Red Devils are set to make some big moves in the transfer market this summer.

    It's no secret that they are desperate to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund.

    But the transfer looks increasingly unlikely as United failed to reach an agreement with the German side.

  • THE LAST DONS

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is busily plotting transfer action as the Manchester United boss gears up for his second full season at the helm.

    The Red Devils rallied to come third last term after the January signing of Bruno Fernandes, and will hope that a few more acquisitions can propel them even further.

    United are yet to recruit any new players for the 2020-21 season, but it's not for the want of trying.

    Solskjaer's men have been linked with plenty of fresh talent – not least a difficult-looking deal for Borussia Dortmund superstar Jadon Sancho.

    Here's how they could line-up next season if they land their top targets.

  • REDDY, STEADY GO

    Manchester United have joined Liverpool in the race to land wantaway Bayern Munich star Thiago, according to reports.

    And Bayern chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects to receive a bid for the £27million-rated midfielder in “the next few days”.

    Jurgen Klopp's Reds seem to be in pole position to sign Thiago.

    But respected Norwegian reporter Fredrik A. N. Filtvedt, who works for Dagbladet TV, claims United are now in the mix.

  • REDDY TO RUMBLE?

    Here's how the start of Manchester United's season is looking…

  • EVRA GREEN

    United legend Patrice Evra has made a shock comeback – for non-league minnows Brentham FC.

    Video footage has emerged of the 39-year-old former France left-back resuming his playing career.

    The Middlesex County League side lost 3-2 to North Greenford.

    Evra needed match practice as he is getting ready to play in this year's Soccer Aid match on Sunday September 6.

  • MESSI SITUATION

    Barcelona are already preparing for life without Lionel Messi, according to reports.

    Manchester City, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain are the favourites to pull off the sensational transfer.

    United have also been linked to him – but that move is very unlikely.

    According to The Telegraph, “key individuals at the Catalan club believe City’s pursuit of Messi may well prove successful”.

    But Barca are planning ahead, and have reportedly identified Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as the man to replace him.

  • HAPPY EVRA AFTER

    Patrice Evra gave fans an insight into the life of Cristiano Ronaldo with a hilarious tweet.

    The pair were Old Trafford team-mates from 2006 when Evra joined them from Monaco.

    And the defender revealed Ronaldo's obsession with training – and claimed even a lunch date with him could turn into a workout.

    He wrote: “He is a machine!!! Just don't go to his house for lunch it's like another training session!”

  • WHAT A DON

    United want to sign Donny van de Beek from Ajax – but he has other ideas.

    The 23-year-old Dutchman is holding out for Barcelona to make their move, according to reports.

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